What’s happening to the G5X II?

Started Aug 7, 2022 | Questions thread
Jon_T Veteran Member • Posts: 6,805
Re: What’s happening to the G5X II?

Lance W wrote:

As a prospective buyer of the G5 X II (and not a prior Canon user) I am surprised by the difficulty to find these cameras, ...

As already posted the current chip shortages, production issues in China, etc. are causing shortages for "LOT" of cameras.

.... as well as its price. ...

Have you looked at the prices for other comparable enthusiast 1"-Type sensor compacts?

The 'older' Sony RX100 III selling around US$748.00. The current Sony RX100 VA selling around US$998.00. Both Sonys only have a 24-70mm EFL lens.

... One could get a Panasonic G100 for hundreds less, ...

With a f/1.8-2.8 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent) lens?

To me the Canon G3 X when first released was 'way' overprice (no built-in finder; slow lens max apertures; no lens filter threads to attach filters/ no lens hood -- had to buy the "optional" filter/ hood adapter) compared to the FZ1000—hence though being long time Canon film/ digital user a got the FZ1000.

And why I bought the Panasonic ZS100 instead of the G7 (no built-EVF).

To each his/ her own preferences and budget.


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